Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.
A deal to finally hold long-postponed elections has been reached, but parts of the country are still dealing with violence and chaos.
Human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous genetically. They are in fact 99.5% similar and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.